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Car Accident Types

The state of Florida relies heavily upon the transportation system they currently have. Without adequate public transportation options, many residents and visitors take to the roads, highways, and thoroughfares of the state in their cars. This may be the most convenient choice for most Floridians, but cars still greatly increase the risk of injury or death. In fact, in 2010 alone, there were over 235,000 accidents, 195,104 injuries and 2,444 deaths. These statistics are troubling, to say the least. To make things worse, many of these accidents occurred due to the careless or reckless actions of at least one party.

Fortunately, state law allows individuals to pursue legal action when negligence is involved. Pairing with a qualified attorney will enable you to identify the offending party, prove that their negligent actions were the cause of your injuries and demand compensation for the resulting costs. Representation will provide a voice for you during the legal process, allowing you to relax get better.

Melbourne Car Accident Attorney

We at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter know that this is a difficult and stressful time for you, and we will make certain to handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on what is important.

Our attorney aggressively pursues the facts of the case in order to develop a strategy that places you in a strong position to achieve favorable results. We are focused on prompt and open communication.  One of our goals is to create a dialog that keeps you informed and up to date on the events of the case. This straightforward and transparent representation will give you a greater insight on how the process is unfolding, along with the confidence of knowing your legal counsel is taking every step necessary to demand compensation from the negligent party.

Our proven trial experience shows that we are ready and willing to take on any defendant, no matter how large the company or how well-resourced their legal team may be. We are here to uncover the truth and provide a voice for you and your family. Considering that we are a contingency-based firm, our legal fee structure is based on performance. Our attorney is not here to simply collect a paycheck. We want to make a difference in peoples' lives and make sure those who believe the rules do not apply are put in their place.

Providing legal representation for individuals and families throughout Brevard County, Orange County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Indian River County and Osceola County. This includes Palm Bay, Titusville, Rockledge, Fort Piece, Port St. Lucie, and nearby areas. We offer a free consultation for those who would like to discuss their car accident injury claim with an attorney. To schedule a time to go over your legal options, please call (321) 586-9944 or send an online message today.


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Types of Car Accidents

Florida is a diverse collection of highways, roads and thoroughfares. Because of this, our transportation system is extremely complex, leading to many different factors you have to deal with when driving. Some of the specific accident types that you could be vulnerable to when driving in Florida include:


Common Injuries in Car Accidents

Auto accidents have the potential to result in many different types of injuries. The speed and force with which the collision occurs can lead to various physical issues that could stay with you for the rest of your life. Some of the most common injuries involved with car accidents include:

Head Injuries – Blunt force trauma and concussions are just two of the many head injuries that you can suffer in an auto accident. Vital areas of the head include Lobes (frontal, temporal, occipital), brain stem and cerebellum.

Back Injuries - Back injuries result from damage, wear, or trauma to the bones, muscles, or other tissues of the back. Some primary areas of the back subject to injury include the Vertebrae, Sacrum, and Coccyx

Neck Injuries – Neck are particularly vulnerable to accident considering the fact that it is not strapped down while driving. Forceful impact will definitely cause some type of neck movement, which could lead to whiplash and nerve damage, among others.

Broken Bones / Fractures - Our bodies were not meant to go as fast as we are going while traveling in a car, so if an impact causes that speed to immediately reduce, there is a possibility that your bones will not be able to support this. Consequently, broken bones and fractures are very common in car accidents.

Burns - Considering the fact that most cars have engines and use gasoline, the flammable nature of these elements could become an issue during a collision, possibly leading to minor or major burns to your body.


The Role of an Attorney in Car Accident Litigation

Our firm handles every aspect of your personal injury case. The primary areas of our focus during the legal process include:

Consultation – We offer free and confidential initial consultation for anyone who believes they have a strong personal injury claim. This is done in a relaxed manner where you can detail the specifics of the accident directly to an attorney, who will then provide possible legal options.

Investigation – Our legal team will proactively search out the important details and information of the case. We will gather evidence, interview witnesses and medical professionals, deal with insurance companies and evaluate the damages and injuries. We can start the litigation process even before you are finished with medical treatment.

Mediation – Although I am a trial lawyer and ready to take the claim to court, if the defendant offers a satisfactory settlement amount, then the issue could be solved early. Mediation is accomplished through a structured meeting which is commonly led by a trained or professional mediator and will involve the defendant and their attorney and insurance representative.

Litigation - This is the road to proceed down when settlement attempts have been unsatisfactory. Our attorney will file a complaint and begin the preparations for trial. The claim could still be settled at this point. However, if a trial is necessary to protect our clients' interests, we have the skill, experience, and perseverance to present the case aggressively in court.


Types of Damages in a Car Accident

During personal injury litigation, your attorney will pursue damages. Damages are the cost related to the injuries sustained, and can be both economic and non-economic. The common damages are broken down into the following groups:

Economic Damages

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Lowered Earning Capacity
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Cost of Living with a Disability
  • Loss of Job
  • Funeral Costs
  • Property Damage

Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental Anguish
  • Inconvenience

Car Accident Resources

Florida Department of Transportation – Clicking here sends you to the home page of the Florida DOT. The site contains information on the department itself, the safety office, various statistics, travel information and FDOT facilities.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – This link will direct you to the home page of the NHTSA. The site has links and resources concerning driving safety, vehicle safety, research, data and laws & regulations.

Brevard County Civil Court – If you are considering litigation, it is also important to have a strong understanding of the legal and court process. This links you to the Brevard County Clerk of the Court website. You can find information on case searches, frequently asked questions, forms, reports and the civil side of Florida law.


The Law Offices of James B. Coulter | Brevard County Car Accident Lawyer

A car accident can be a minor issue or a major life trauma. When the injuries and effects of an auto accident are bad enough to warrant legal action, our firm is ready to provide the representation necessary to hold the offending party accountable for their negligence and demand compensation. Honesty, integrity and the overarching goal of protecting our clients from legal abuses that are so common.

Uncooperative defendants and profit-driven insurance companies will be doing all that they can to undermine your argument, and we are here to make sure that does not happen. With years of experience in many different areas of law, including criminal defense, our attorney has a perspective that allows him to systematically disprove arguments and develop a fact-based recreation of how the events truly unfolded.

The Law Offices of James B. Coulter is a Melbourne-based legal practice, making us a convenient option for individuals and families throughout Central and Eastern Florida, including the cities of West Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Islands, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Orlando, Deltona, Vero Beach, Kissimmee and Saint Cloud, among many others. To schedule a time to meet with our attorney in a free initial consultation to go over the details of your case, please contact us at (321) 586-9944 or send an online message.

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